curb weight

noun

: the weight of an automobile with standard equipment and fuel, oil, and coolant

Examples of curb weight in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Despite that, the less-powerful car never felt particularly underpowered, even with a curb weight in excess of 5,200 lbs (2,360 kg). Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 1 July 2024 With its 10-module Ultium battery in the floor of the vehicle, the compact SUV will have a base curb weight of 5,192 lbs. Andrew J. Hawkins, The Verge, 29 May 2024 Murray Was Fanatical About Weight Reduction To achieve the F1’s lithe 2,513-pound curb weight, Murray zealously ditched any extraneous weight. Sean Evans, Robb Report, 21 May 2024 All the deletions make the F40 supremely lithe A tubular steel chassis and the Kevlar body panels, in concert with the removal of all other non-essential bits, leave the F40’s curb weight clocking in at 2,433 pounds. Sean Evans, Robb Report, 11 Apr. 2024 See all Example Sentences for curb weight 

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Word History

First Known Use

1949, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of curb weight was in 1949

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“Curb weight.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/curb%20weight. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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